Tiny Gear Indicator - 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mini Cooper: Tiny Gear Indicator

November 19, 2014

2014 Mini Cooper

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! The manual gear indictor within the instrument panel (can you even see it in this photo?) of the 2014 Mini Cooper is the smallest ever created.

It's possible that could be an exaggeration, but certainly it's one of the smallest (and no cracks about my eyesight getting worse with age). Plus, the readout is in a sea of other numbers, including the digital speedo, time and temp. Not sure if anyone else cares, but I think it should be bigger, especially in a car like this new Cooper, which has the kind of dynamics that make you want to drive it with some aggression. And drive it in Manual mode.

Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 4,576 miles

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